Author: Phil Willon

With recall defeated, Newsom scores well in poll against 2022 rivals

Newsom would easily beat any of the four top Republicans who ran to replace him in the recall, new poll finds

Remember Schwarzenegger’s Sacramento shakeup? If a Republican wins Tuesday, it could happen again

Despite Democratic supermajorities in the Legislature, the California governor has broad powers.

Larry Elder dominates GOP field to replace Newsom in recall, poll finds

When asked to pick their first choice among the replacement candidates, 38% of likely voters preferred Elder, a UC Berkeley poll shows.

New poll finds Newsom could easily beat recall thanks to motivated Democrats

Poll shows 60.1% of likely voters surveyed oppose recalling Newsom compared to 38.5% in favor of ousting the governor.

Larry Elder dominates Republican recall field to replace Newsom, new poll shows

A new poll shows the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is struggling but that conservative talk show host Larry Elder is dominating the Republican field to replace him.

The effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is struggling, new California poll shows

A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California found that 58% of likely voters surveyed oppose removing Newsom from office compared to 39% who support recalling the governor.

Big donors helping Newsom fight California recall also have a big wish list in Sacramento

Newsom's anti-recall campaign raked in more money in its first five months — $54 million — than the $50.2 million his 2018 campaign raised over four years.

GOP recall candidates vow to roll back Newsom mask, vaccine rules. But can they?

Several of the Republican candidates running to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election have vowed to rescind mask and vaccine mandates, with front-runner Larry Elder saying he would use executive authority to do so.

Larry Elder leads GOP field in race to replace Newsom in recall, poll finds

When asked to pick their first choice among the candidates hoping to take the helm as California's next governor, 18% of likely voters preferred Elder.

Likely California voters now almost evenly split on Newsom recall, poll finds

The findings of the new poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and co-sponsored by the L.A. Times dispel the notion that California's solid Democratic voter majority will provide an impenetrable shield for Newsom.